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I love anti-heroes more than I like heroes, so I have no problem with the Doctor being less heroic. I don't care for tradition, personally, so I love how they're shaking it up - the Doctor hasn't really been an anti-hero since the early days of the First Doctor (though Six does stand out as possibly...) I don't honestly understand why so many people are bothered by something being different for once - doesn't the tradition get boring eventually? It's also worth noting that Clara never made the Doctor, because the Doctor WASN'T the Doctor in An Unearthly Child. And I don't think he became the Doctor until ~around~ The Sensorites. It was Ian and Barbara who made the Doctor "The Doctor", not Clara. But honestly, why can't we shake things up now? Why can't we just do something different for once? The Doctor ISN'T an omnipotent God who saves the day all the time. He isn't perfect, and just because some fans seem to think of him as one does not make him one.
2 days, 6 hours ago on Another Take on “Clara Who”
I mean, the episodes are good, but it's a bit early to be demanding he be the next show runner? Moffat had 4 stories in six episodes to prove himself over 4 years. Moffat will probably leave at the end of series 9, meaning that the decision will probably be being made around now. I'd like to see a few more before I'm convinced, I'm afraid.
2 days, 16 hours ago on Face-Off: Mummy vs Flatline
@Ottoman14 I'd like to agree with you, but only two episodes is a little low for my liking. It's weird to think nobody knows who the next showrunner will be, when in 3-4 years everyone will be complaining about how awful they are.
5 days ago on Doctor Who Extra: Flatline
Where is Jon Pertwee's rendition of the theme song??
1 week, 2 days ago on Who Tunes: Ranking the Lyrical Songs of Doctor Who
Or while we're on Topic, Colin Baker's Gallifreyan Buccaneer from Doctor Who and the Pirates?
@Yondan92 Bar none? Not even Love and Monsters? Time and the Rani? The Twin Dilemma ?
1 week, 5 days ago on Kill the Moon and Its Importance in Whoniverse History
@Jimmio78 Maybe Lundvik found it funny because she remembers her 70 year old Grandmother being obsessed with tumblr back in the late 2010s?
Does this mean Strax was right? The Moon really HAD gained an enormous tactical advantage. Though he was wrong about the "moonites" after all.
Still haven't seen it. Four days. This is ridiculous.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on 2nd Opinion: Kill the Moon
@MetamorphmagusWho I've never given an episode 1/10 because there have never been an episode that bad. Honestly, 1/10 is truly for the most awful Television and even the worst Doctor Who episodes are only about 3/10 at the worst. I never give 0/10's because I rate things out of 10, not 11
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Doctor Who and The Hype Train
I love how people complain about it breaking "basic" laws of Science - the laws of Physics, etc. But Doctor Who breaks other laws of Physics all the time - faster than light travel, time travel. If Doctor Who can break the speed of light, why not the speed of sound?
@TheWeepingSilence No, they're not.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@supermoff is on the Orient Express...in space! It always does this though! Even in the RTD era, series opening episodes would get about 9m while it would slip to about 6.5 mid series. Considering it will get about 2 million overnight, Kill the Moon will still have about 6.8 million views final. Which is normal.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
Genuinely heartbroken. I cried so much when I found out, I'd known she was ill but it still took me by surprise. An absolute credit to Big Finish and to the show's mythology as a whole.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on A Whology: Maggie Stables
Ian Chesterton cameo PLEASE
1 month ago on Next Time: The Caretaker
Wasn't bad. Not going into history books as the best episode ever, but far from the worst. It was fun. And better than Steve Thompson's last episodes.
1 month ago on Rate & Discuss Time Heist
@ShameOnSM @The Lazy Cat is in on the Time Heist Rose was the main character of Series 1 and 2. Eccleston, Tennant, Piper and RTD have all said that.
1 month ago on Open Discussion: Is There More to Clara Than We Think?
@The Lazy Cat is in on the Time Heist I agree, it is foolish to claim Clara "made the Doctor who he was" - even in An Unearthly Child, the Doctor isn't the same Doctor we have today. He was a Doctor prepared to crush the skull of a wounded caveman with a rock. Ian and Barbara both played a huge role in "humanising" the initially very alien Doctor. Rose Tyler played a huge role in soothing the Doctor's melancholy after the Time War. All through the series, companions have had an influence on who is on our screens today, from Adric to Ace, from Dodo to Kamelion (well, maybe not the last two!)
@MaraBackman A Sensorite!
1 month, 1 week ago on Poll: Listen – Was there a Monster or not?
Maybe there was no monster at all. Maybe there were monsters but not the one that the Doctor thought. Maybe there was a frightened Sensorite that was hiding under the blanket? Who knows?
5.2m overnight, 7.28m final. People talk about dropping ratings, but 7.28m is enough to show the show is doing fine. Tennant had episodes that managed only 6m in final ratings. Listen will pick up another 2 million at least, leaving it at around 6.8m
1 month, 1 week ago on Doctor Who Series 8 UK Ratings Accumulator
@ahunter8056 Everyone hated Donna before she returned as a companion in series 4.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Taking a ‘Journey’ Into the Future: The Next Companion
I was really unsure about the idea of this episode at first - Robin Hood isn't real! The Doctor can't meet him! But then I found out that was the entire point of the episode - even the Doctor admits that there's "no such thing as Robin Hood" and now I'm really excited.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Robot of Sherwood Clips
@ahunter8056 While I agree there are some things about the show that can't change (the shape of the daleks, the tardis being a police box) I love it when the show makes changes. I don't like it when a show gets stuck in a cycle of repeating the same old things because of "tradition". Something like the opening titles changing is one I can only endorse.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Examining Series 8’s New Title Sequence
@Polyphase @twoheartsonemind That's Victory of the Daleks you're describing, not Let's Kill Hitler
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Into the Dalek Spoiler-Free Review
Where on earth did Clara not understand the concept of regeneration? She took a while to warm to the new Doctor, who was radically different to his predecessor in looks and personality. She'd met 10, who was also handsome and not *that* different to 11 personality wise, and the War Doctor, who came across as a polite, sensible old man. Plus as past selves it wasn't quite the same. If your friend burst into light and turned into someone radically different, I would be pretty put out.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Deep Breath Review
The best article I think I've ever read on this website.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Addressing the Deep Breath Kiss
@YaelMoise @The Lazy Cat It comes across like Donna is incredibly popular with Doctor Who fans... but not so much with the British public, as Catherine Tate was a love-her-or-hate-her comedian. A lot of people hated her purely because of the actress that plays her. Rose is quite a divisive character with the fandom but overwhelmingly popular with the british public. It's not necessarily exactly like this, but the general trend.
@007 Bond 50 He's done it before. "I got clever. Manipulated people into taking their own." - Tenth Doctor. Seven was particularly good at this.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Whodunnit? The Fate of the Half-Face Man
I'm an optimist, so I'd naturally gravitate towards the Half-Face Man jumping... but honestly, I have no idea. I hope it's left ambiguous. (◕‿◕✿)
It really did a good job, in my opinion, of fleshing out the gang. I've liked them but felt, up until now, they'd never really been given much characterisation. Particularly Vastra and Jenny's relationship - it's been mentioned, but not really shown. But in Deep Breath I genuinely felt like Vastra and Jenny were a couple. Perhaps the Strax comic relief could be turned down a notch, but it's not the problem everyone makes it out to be.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on The Future of the Paternoster Gang
@Antee991166 But the classic-era Brigadier, while most associated with the Third Doctor, first appeared in two Second Doctor-era stories, The Web of Fear and The Invasion. The character then returned as a familiar face to bridge the gap for the Third Doctor. The usage of familiar character to bridge the gap is common; the Ninth and Tenth Doctors had familiar characters - Jackie Tyler, Mickey Smith, Harriet Jones, Captain Jack... Whilst Ten and Eleven may have been highly divorced, this is because of the change from RTD to Moffat. It's quite unlikely we'll see a completely new slate until Moffat leaves.
2 months ago on The Future of the Paternoster Gang
I don't usually pay much attention to AA scores - the Curse of the Black Spot got 86 while this only got 82.
2 months ago on Deep Breath UK Ratings
Why do all American trailers have annoying voice overs? I like my trailers silent, not someone growling and telling me everything.
2 months ago on Next Time: Into The Dalek
Try as hard as I can, I can't think of Asylum... as an opener. In fact, the whole of Series 7 part one just feels like part of a different series, like an extension of series 6. The Bells of Saint John feels like a series opener - new companion, new intro, new costume, new TARDIS interior.
2 months ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: The Impossible Astronaut / Asylum of the Daleks
I suspect Power of the Daleks would shoot up several places if it were ever found. It's nice to see Castrovalva getting some love (as it appears to be in the top 5). The TV Movie is so underrated it hurts.
2 months ago on Top Post-Regeneration Stories (11-6)
@LGwalchmai95 @ Notsosmartguy the dalek of Jersey Two men travelling in the TARDIS isn't something that's going to happen. It would also get a bad rep in the media. Media struggles in its portrayal of women enough, no female characters would just be a mistake.
2 months ago on Capaldi on Coleman Leaving Rumours
It's funny because in retrospect, the 10th Doctor openers weren't particularly good. Not that they were bad, but just fairly average episodes. I doubt there's many people with any of these on their favourite episode list.
2 months ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Partners in Crime
Nice deflection. Ramping up the ambiguity. Like, people are going to assume this means Clara could be leaving at the end of the series, but this could just be a throw off and she ends up returning for series 9. I'd be surprised that Jenna is so currently involved with the series when she's finished with it. Ah well, we'll see in 12 weeks!
@Mark McCullough @troughton who? Thank you! That makes sense. I didn't realise it was an averaget apologise (I feel kind of stupid because I just noticed it's written directly above the ratings section... umm)
2 months ago on New Who Openers In Perspective: Smith & Jones
@BigDaddyAW19 I don't think that's been confirmed, though.
2 months ago on Into The Dalek BBC Synopsis
@Exalos I just assumed it was River... until Clara didn't recognise her in Name...
2 months ago on Details on Series 8’s First Four Episodes
I love these articles, they're extremely well written, but I find the ratings to be quite confusing. 9.2/10?
The premise of ...Sherwood wasn't one I initially liked, but reading that quote and synopsis... I can hear Capaldi saying that. I'm looking forward to it now.
@The 4th Doctor @Americanwhovian The Fans wanted "The Eleven Doctors". We got "The Day of the Doctor". Which would've been better?
2 months ago on Happy Birthday, Sylvester McCoy & Sophie Aldred
Don't forget Anthony Ainley!
@Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd Adric?
@BradleyWelling Usually they compensated for it by having minimal-Doctor/Companion episodes (Love & Monsters, Blink, Midnight/Turn Left, The Girl Who Waited/Closing Time, and I guess The Crimson Horror?) in order to squeeze in the tight schedule (Series 1 and Series 5 had larger schedules therefore did not require these). For some reason they may not have opted for this (tighter filming squeeze perhaps?).
2 months, 1 week ago on Series 8: All Titles Revealed
@SeynabouMorganNdione @sontaran17 I don't think it helps she only got a half series, as well as being a "mystery" for most of it.
2 months, 1 week ago on Jenna Coleman Leaving at Christmas?
@The Living Angel @supermoff @TardisBoy "An Earthly Child" - Eighth Doctor, Big Finish productions.